Melvin Albert Barnes



Melvin Albert Barnes, 84, a resident of Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown and formerly of Medora, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Hoosier Christian Village.

Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Brownstown, he was the son of Alanzo Raymond and Eva (Collingsworth) Barnes. He married Elona Young on July 31, 1948. She preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 2013.

Melvin was the owner and operator of Mel’s Package Liquor and Bait Store in Medora. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora, Medora Masonic Lodge No. 328 Free & Accepted Masons and was involved in the Leesville Eastern Star lodge. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include his son, Melvin Jr. (Sherry) Barnes of Seymour; a daughter, Karen (Paul) Henderson of Norman; a daughter-in-law, Goldie Barnes of Medora; grandchildren, Travis A. Barnes, Tracy A. (John) Ernestes, Todd A. (Melissa) Barnes, Shawn E. Dixon, Angel M. (Tim) Sorrells, Amber K. Henley, Joey E. (Stephanie) Barnes and Leslie D. Dillman; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Barnes of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; an in-his-heart adopted nurse, Christy Murphy; and all the staff at Hoosier Christian Village.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Terry Barnes; one daughter, Vickie Barnes; one grandson, Eric Persinger; and four brothers, Raymond, James, George and William Barnes.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Jack Belk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m until time of service Monday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Schneck Medical Hospice Foundation, Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary, Medora Lodge No. 328 Free & Accepted Masons, or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

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